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Man United receive Rasmus Højlund injury boost as Marcus Rashford problem clarified



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Manchester United have received a positive injury update on the status of Ramsus Højlund following preparations for the Premier League clash against Everton.

Manchester United have missed Rasmus Højlund dearly in the three fixtures he has sat out injured, losing to Fulham and Manchester City in the Premier League and scraping by Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup.

Højlund is Erik ten Hag‘s top scorer this season, with 13 goals. However, a minor injury has kept him out of the side for almost two weeks.

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But, on Tuesday morning, X account INSIDERUTD1, which often delivers accurate team news updates, clarified two injury situations.

According to the information, United will assess Højlund later this week as they aim to see if he can be available to face Everton in the coming weekend – it was initially feared that he may miss both the Everton this weekend and the Sheffield United fixture next weekend.

There have also been doubts about Marcus Rashford’s fitness, with Ten Hag explaining after the City loss on Sunday that he is unsure if either Rashford or Jonny Evans will be fit to face Everton.

We had two players on the pitch, they were not 100 per cent [in] Jonny Evans and Marcus Rashford, and they gave everything, as the whole team gave everything,” Ten Hag said.

“I don’t know, I can’t tell you (if they will be fit to face Everton). Finally, they had to come off, but I [would have] preferred to keep them on as I think the organisation was very good.

“Jonny played brilliantly with Rapha (Varane) in the centre, and Rashford defended well. Also in the break, we know his quality and he could have scored another goal.”

However, INSIDERUTD1 has clarified that rumours claiming Rashford is injured are untrue and that although he did have a knock on his ribs, he is now training as normal.